Anger Management Quiz

anger management quizBelow is an Anger Management Quiz, designed to test your knowledge about anger. This is different from an anger management test which tests how much of a potential problem you might have with anger.

Here is the Anger Management Quiz. At the bottom of the page is a link to show you the answers. My score was 7 out of 12. Lets see how you do:

1. Is anger an emotion we consciously evoke?

A. No. The limbic system of the brain, in which fear and anger originate, is so primitive that it possesses neither consciousness nor judgment

B. Yes. The initial perception of a threat is refined by the conscious mind, where anger is either sustained or shut down

C. Both A and B are true

2. What is the relationship between anger and aggression?

A. Anger is a basic emotion. Aggression is a conscious decision to harm the source of the anger.

B. They are the same thing. Aggression is the way anger is expressed. Unless the person responds hurtfully, there’s no way to tell that he’s angry.

C. Anger is an expression of harmful intent. Aggression is the perception that the world is a threatening place

3. Which of the following is NOT a long-term effect of chronic anger?

A. High blood pressure

B. Increased cholesterol levels

C. Aggravated heart problems

D. A hyperactive immune system

4. True or False? Anger management has been discredited because it has a high failure rate

A. True

B. False

5. True or False? Venting your anger–getting it off your chest–is a good idea

A. True

B. False

6. Which of the following is NOT a negative effect of turning anger inward?

A. Headaches

B. Depressed blood pressure (hypotension)

C. Insomnia

D. Skin problems, such as eczema

7. Which of the following reactions is NOT an example of “Awfulizing”?

A. “I can’t stand it!”

B. “They’re driving me crazy!”

C. “Things couldn’t get any worse!”

D. “He did that on purpose!”

8. Select the phrase that most accurately completes this sentence: “Your anger will begin to subside.”

A. …as soon as you take the time to count to 10.

B. …as soon as you stop perceiving a threat.

C. …as soon as look at the situation rationally.

D. …as soon as you neutralize the threat.

9. Which of the following is the mechanism that the body employs to return to a normal state?

A. Homeostasis

B. Adrenaline

C. Norepinephrine

D. Glutamate

10. Why should your response to becoming angry be to STOP. DISENGAGE AND THINK?

A. Doing so allows your conscious mind time to respond to the situation

B. The rationalizations of anger–Labeling, Mind Reading, Fortune Telling, etc.–can cause you to misrepresent reality

C. Giving vent to your anger will only make you more angry and aggressive

D. All the above

11. Which of the following cannot be resolved through conflict resolution?

A. A failure of communication

B. A lack of effective leadership or decision-making

C. A zero-sum situation

D. Disruptive change

12. True or False? In conflict resolution, unresolved prior conflicts must be carefully excluded from the discussion.

A. True

B. False

Click here to see the answers to the Anger Management Quiz